October 13, 2021

No. 2 Ohio State Hosts Bemidji State


No. 2 Ohio State vs. Bemidji State
Date: Oct. 15/16, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. ET
Venue: OSU Ice Rink
Watch on B1G+: Friday | Saturday
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Game Notes: Ohio State
Rosters: Ohio State | Bemidji State
Season Stats: Ohio State | Bemidji State

COLUMBUS, Ohio– The No. 2 Ohio State women’s hockey team returns to action after a bye week to face Bemidji State on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16 at the OSU Ice Rink. Puck drop is set for 6:01 p.m. ET on Friday and 3:01 p.m. ET on Saturday in Columbus.

Admission to all women’s hockey games at the OSU Ice Rink is free. Both games will be streamed live on B1G+, the WCHA’s exclusive streaming partner (additional subscription required).

Buckeyes in a Nutshell

  • Ohio State is 4-0-0 on the year after starting the season with sweeps of St. Thomas and then-ranked No. 4 Minnesota. For the fifth time in program history, the team has begun the campaign with four straight wins. The program-best season opening streak is 5-0-0, achieved during the 2010-11 and 2012-13 seasons.
  • The Buckeyes moved up to second in this week’s USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. The No. 2 ranking ties the program-high which was also achieved on Feb. 17, 2021.
  • Buckeye goaltender Andrea Braendli and defenseman Sophie Jaques earned WCHA player of the week honors following the team’s sweep of the Gophers. Braendli’s Goaltender of the Week honor was her ninth of her career and second consecutive of the season. Jaques, who was named Defender of the Week, received her second career WCHA weekly accolade.
  • Jenna Buglioni leads the team with seven points and four goals through four games.

Notable Notes

  • Ohio State Head Coach Nadine Muzerall is one win away from 100 for her career. Muzerall, who is in her sixth season at the helm of the Buckeyes, has amassed a career record of 99-57-17 overall and 61-43-16 in conference play.
  • Scoring on both Buckeye power plays of the night in Ohio State’s second game against Minnesota, Sophie Jaques became the first Ohio State player to score two power play goals in a single game since 2017. During the 2017-18 campaign, Tatum Skaggs scored two power play goals against Robert Morris on Nov. 24, 2017. Jaques is tied for first nationally with two power play goals on the year.
  • Jenna Buglioni’s point streak is up to four games, having registered a point in each of Ohio State’s games this season. She has recorded two points on one goal and one helper in three of the team’s four games this season. She is tied for third nationally in goals per game with an average of 1.000.
  • Andrea Braendli recorded her 50th career win with 28 saves against Minnesota on Oct. 2 to improve to 3-0-0 on the season. She is now 31 saves shy of 2,000 for her career (1,969).
  • Ohio State is outscoring its opponents 18-4 on the year. The team holds a 160-96 shot advantage over opponents.
  • The Buckeyes are tied for first in the country with a 1.000 penalty kill percentage and hold the No. 1 spot in scoring defense (.25).

History vs. Bemidji State

  • The Buckeyes are 47-28-13 against Bemidji State in the all-time series. Since Nadine Muzerall took over the Ohio State program, the team has earned a 10-6-2 mark over the Beavers.
  • In the last meeting between the two teams, Ohio State swept Bemidji State at home in the first two games of the new year on Jan. 1-2, 2021. The Buckeyes won the first game 4-1 and then won 7-1 in the second game. Ohio State outshot its opponent 114-30 on the weekend.
  • The Beavers are 1-1-0 on the year, splitting their first series of the season against St. Thomas. The team won the first game of the series 3-0, but suffered a 2-1 setback in the second game.

Captaining the Buckeyes

  • Paetyn Levis, Gabby Rosenthal and Liz Schepers captain the Buckeyes this season. Schepers will don the captain’s C while Levis and Rosenthal will serve as alternate captains.
  • Schepers is a two-time captain as she was also named captain for the 2020-21 campaign.
  • Levis and Rosenthal are in their senior seasons while Schepers is a graduate student and playing her fifth season for the Buckeyes.

Meet the Newcomers

  • Ohio State added 10 newcomers to its roster for 2021-22, including eight transfers and two freshmen.
  • The group includes: Raygan Kirk (Ste. Anne, Man. / Robert Morris), Teagan Grant (New Liskeard, Ont. / Wisconsin), Hadley Hartmetz (Phoenixville, Pa. / Boston College), Kenzie Hauswirth (Farmington, Minn. / Quinnipiac), Clair DeGeorge (Anchorage, Alaska / Bemidji State), Madisyn Wiebe (North Vancouver, B.C.), Lauren Bernard (Madison, Ohio / Clarkson), Lexi Templeman (Staffa, Ont. / Robert Morris), Jamie Grinder (Richmond, B.C. / Delta Hockey Academy) and Emily Curlett (Columbiaville, Mich. / Robert Morris).

Around the WCHA

  • All eight WCHA teams are in action this weekend.
  • Aside from the matchup in Columbus, other conference series include Wisconsin at Minnesota Duluth, St. Thomas vs. St. Cloud State and Minnesota vs. Minnesota State.
  • Five of the eight WCHA teams are earning national recognition in this week’s poll. Wisconsin holds on to the top spot in both polls while No. 6/5 Minnesota and No. 7/7 Minnesota Duluth come in at fall in the top 10. Minnesota State is receiving votes in both polls.